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Split cards have two card faces on a single side of the card.

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (October 4, 2019)

Split Cards
Cards with two card faces on a single card. See rule 708, “Split Cards.”

Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019)

  • 708. Split Cards
    • 708.1. Split cards have two card faces on a single card. The back of a split card is the normal Magic card back.
    • 708.2. Although split cards have two castable halves, each split card is only one card. For example, a player who has drawn or discarded a split card has drawn or discarded one card, not two.
    • 708.3. A player chooses which half of a split card they are casting before putting it onto the stack.
      • 708.3a Only the chosen half is evaluated to see if it can be cast. Only that half is considered to be put onto the stack.
      • 708.3b While on the stack, only the characteristics of the half being cast exist. The other half’s characteristics are treated as though they didn’t exist.
      • 708.3c An effect may create a copy of a split card and allow a player to cast the copy. That copy retains the characteristics of the two halves separated into the same two halves as the original card. (See rule 706.12.)
    • 708.4. In every zone except the stack, the characteristics of a split card are those of its two halves combined. This is a change from previous rules.
      • 708.4a Each split card has two names. If an effect instructs a player to choose a card name and the player wants to choose a split card’s name, the player must choose one of those names and not both. An object has the chosen name if one of its names is the chosen name.
      • 708.4b The mana cost of a split card is the combined mana costs of its two halves. A split card’s colors and converted mana cost are determined from its combined mana cost.

        Example: Assault/Battery’s mana cost is C3Color RColor G. It’s a red and green card with a converted mana cost of 5. If you cast Assault, the resulting spell is a red spell with a converted mana cost of 1.

      • 708.4c A split card has each card type specified on either of its halves and each ability in the text box of each half.
      • 708.4d The characteristics of a fused split spell on the stack are also those of its two halves combined (see rule 702.101, “Fuse”).

Example CardsEdit

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